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Cancer Center accepting nominations for annual cancer care advocacy award

Cancer Center accepting nominations for annual cancer care advocacy award

May 22nd, 2014 5:11 pm by Staff Report

The Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in Norton is accepting nominations for its annual award given to a volunteer who shows exceptional dedication in advocating for cancer patients in Southwest Virginia.

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3-D dental imaging means better patient care

3-D dental imaging means better patient care

May 22nd, 2014 5:09 pm by Dr. Kevin Martin

The state-of-the-art in implant treatment planning and placement now involves the use of three-dimensional imaging.

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Get fit with one of these local classes

Get fit with one of these local classes

May 22nd, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

Try Fit Steps, an exercise club in Kingsport that meets at the V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex.

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Your guide to health for May 23-29

Your guide to health for May 23-29

May 22nd, 2014 5:05 pm by Staff Report

Sessions this coming week will focus on controlling diabetes, preparing for joint replacement surgery, making salads, and COPD.

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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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CDC: MERS virus spreads in U.S., but second man not ill

CDC: MERS virus spreads in U.S., but second man not ill

May 18th, 2014 4:00 am by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Health officials reported Saturday what appears to be the first time that a mysterious Middle East virus has spread from one person to another in the United States, though the second man never needed medical treatment.

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Frontier Health  working to educate the public about mental health

Frontier Health working to educate the public about mental health

May 17th, 2014 6:40 pm by Nick Shepherd

In everyday life, people worry about their health. They exercise and eat right, or at least talk about exercising and eating right, visit the doctor and are generally in tune with their bodies.

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States move to expand access to experimental drugs for terminally ill

States move to expand access to experimental drugs for terminally ill

May 17th, 2014 2:25 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

The "Right To Try" law, a proposal being advanced in several states by patient advocates, allows the terminally ill to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.

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Alcohol use linked to cancer

Alcohol use linked to cancer

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Wendy H. Vogel

Alcohol use is an under-recognized risk factor for cancer. Alcohol use accounts for about 3.5 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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National speakers to address Sullivan County Tobacco Control Conference

National speakers to address Sullivan County Tobacco Control Conference

May 15th, 2014 12:00 pm by Vicki Casenburg

The Sullivan County Regional Health Department will host a tobacco control conference at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 22.

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